Welcome to the

Greenville Jewish Film Festival

We've reinvented the GJFF movie experience you've come to love with additional pop-up movies throughout the year!

Our first pop-up, The Monkey House is sold out!

We are connecting our community, one film at a time.

Get inspired & connect through specially curated stories of respect, love, and humanity.

We intentionally choose the movies to share at each of our events to bring audiences together. We want festival-goers to experience the cultural diversity and vibrancy each film has to offer. 

Culture

Our film festival events bring our cultures & communities closer together.

Cuisine

Delicious foods carefully selected to pair with the cultures highlighted in the movie.

Collaboration

Community partners ensure a rich & culturally diverse experience.

Become a Friend of the Festival

How much would you like to donate? As a contributor to Greenville Jewish Film Festival, we make sure your donation goes directly to sharing and promoting our heritage and culture with the general public.

We value your support at any level.

Your generous tax deductible donation helps to ensure that we will be able to continue our work celebrating the art of Jewish film making. Bringing quality films that educate, inspire, entertain and encourage discussion which creates a path of shared experiences with our community.

Where does my donation go?

As a 501(c)(3), we rely solely on grants and donations to support our mission of bringing high-quality films to the Greenville community. We believe that access to quality films is essential to a vibrant and diverse cultural scene and we are committed to making this possible for all. So, if you share our vision and appreciate the work we do, please consider making a donation today. Your support will allow us to continue bringing wonderful films to Greenville, and help us make a difference in the lives of our community members. Thank you for considering our cause!

We showcase films that expose the community of Greenville to the rich and diverse heritage of Judaism.

Our heritage includes filmmaking, storytelling, cuisine, literature, comedy and history.

Our hope is that through the art of film, we can inspire our community to see beyond differences, and instead, connect over the ties that bind us all – such as respect, love, and humanity. Our selection of movies allows for an opportunity to think critically and feel powerfully. 

We are strengthening our community through film.

The festival seeks to offer quality entertainment that will create an ongoing vehicle for the upstate of South Carolina and greater Greenville Community to strengthen its cultural foundation, promote diversity, and grow Greenville’s reputation as a culturally vibrant city.

Founded in 2018 by Osnat Rosen, Helaine Meyers and Caroline Warthen, we recognized that Greenville is strategically placed halfway between Charlotte, NC and Atlanta, GA and therefore was a perfect place to begin a new and different type of film festival.

Thanks so much for making sure that the Greenville Jewish Film Festival was on my radar! I enjoyed the reception and loved the documentary! I learned so much and keep thinking about it today.

Gina Blohm

Such an outstanding experience. Proud of these ladies and super proud of Greenville. Wow!

Rick Zepel

Super proud to use my voice in support of the Greenville Jewish Film Festival. If you haven't had a chance to attend the festival, put it on your calendar for next year! Osnat Rosen, Caroline Diamond Warthen, and Helaine Meyers do an amazing job choosing high-quality films, food and speakers to create a powerful community event.

Caroline Durrell Fritz

Such a lovely, organized, informative, inclusive event! So thankful I participated!! Great job! All very impressive! I'm glad to know even more about my Jewish neighbors and history! Thx for all you do for GVL!

Lura Godfrey

Thank you so much for arranging such a wonderful Jewish Film Festival for Greenville. You and your committee thought of everything - a beautiful and comfortable venue, heartwarming and inspiring movies, fabulous foods, and a PERFECT speaker.

Fran Wertheim

This is what the world needs. Crossing cultural boundaries and celebrate what is common. Enjoying music, dancing and having a good time. Make music, not war. Please tell Helaine I am very proud of what she is doing. This is the way to offer peace and understanding.

M.H.

Of all the events I've attended on behalf of The Mamboniks, yours was the most organized and most relevant to the film,
especially by including authentic food and music.

Mambo Judie

Explore our festival through our history!

Each year of the Greenville Jewish Film Festival offers a unique experience for our audience.

Click a year below to learn more!

2023

In 2023, we hosted SpringFest,  SummerFest and a special showing of “Farewell Mr. Haffmann” in November.

2022

In 2022, we hosted our SummerFest and a special showing of “Beloved: Children of the Holocaust” in the winter.

2020

In 2020, we featured Golda’s Balcony, Shoelaces, and an entire day of short-form storytelling through film. 

2019

2019 was the inaugural Greenville Jewish Film Festival. We were honored by the love and support received in our first year!

2018

In 2018, we hosted a kickoff event that featured deliciously authentic Israeli food, refreshments and desserts catered by Yafo Kitchen of Charlotte, NC.

Our Sponsors

We are grateful for our community support.

This program is funded in part by the Metropolitan arts Council which receives support by the City of Greenville, BMW Manufacturing Company, SEW Eurodrive, the South Carolina Arts Commission, and many other sources.

Tom & Sandy Kester
Morris Family Foundation
Richard & Berry Zander
Allan & Ellen Weinberg
Steven J. Gold
Shelly & Naomi Zimbler
Stacey & Philip Howard
Patrice Goldberg
Andrew Skinner
Bruce & Alice Schlein
Michael & Jamie Rickoff
James Rymer